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Overview of Recreation League Age Groups

Overview of Recreational Programs Offered

Age Group: U5 Coed
Offered:  Summer (8 Weeks)

The U5 Coed program has been designed and implemented specifically to give the next generation of soccer players an instructional and fun insight into the world’s most popular sport. It teaches the fundamental skills through the application of fun games. This will ensure that you are able to give your future soccer star the correct coaching points while in your very own backyard! 

This program is designed to introduce the game of soccer to children in the early years. Teams will hold one practice per week and each week, the games are played in a 4v4 format without goalkeepers and they play 4 quarters of 10 minutes. A pinnie is awarded to the player who scores and they are not allowed to score again until another player on their team scores, or the quarter ends, whichever comes first. Volunteer parent coaches learn how to teach fundamental skills and lead their team through the skills shown by the trainer. Teams will consist of a max of 8 players.

A jersey is provided as part of the program.  Each player will need size 3 soccer ball, black shorts, soccer cleats, soccer socks, shin guards, and a water bottle. U5 Soccer is held at the FDLSA complex on the U5 and U6 small fields. Games are held on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm or 6:45pm.

Age Group:  U6 Coed
Offered:  Summer (8 Weeks)

The U6 Coed program is designed to introduce players to the thrill of playing soccer. It is the same format as the U5 program. Teams will hold one practice per week and each week, the games are played in a 4v4 format without goalkeepers and they play 4 quarters of 10 minutes. A pinnie is awarded to the player who scores and they are not allowed to score again until another player on their team scores, or the quarter ends, whichever comes first. Volunteer parent coaches learn how to teach fundamental skills and lead their team through the skills shown by the trainer. Teams will consist of a max of 8 players.

A jersey is provided as part of the program. Each player should wear shin guards, black shorts, soccer socks and soccer cleats. Each player should also bring their own size 3 soccer ball and a water bottle. . Games are held on Monday nights at 5:30pm or 6:45pm.
 
Age Group:  U7
Offered:  Summer (8 Weeks)

The U7 Boys/Girls in house program is a program where players learn through the application of playing in small sided games. The games are played in a 4v4 format without a goalkeeper and they play 4 quarters of 12 minutes. The 4v4 format is designed to increase the player’s touches on the ball and provide every player an opportunity to be involved in the game. A pinnie is awarded to the player who scores and they are not allowed to score again until another player on their team scores, or the quarter ends, whichever comes first.Players who participate within the U7 program typically practice at least once a week with their team and coaching is carried out by a volunteer coach. Teams will consist of a max of 8 players.

We offer both a boys league and girls league. Games are played on Monday for boys and Wednesday for girls. Game times are at 5:30pm and 6:45pm. A team uniform consisting of a jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 3 soccer ball and a water bottle. 
 
Age Group:  U8
Offered:  Summer (8 Weeks)

The U8 Boys/Girls in house program is a program where players learn through the application of playing in small sided games. The games are played in a 4v4 format without a goalkeeper and they play 4 quarters of 12 minutes. The 4v4 format is designed to increase the player’s touches on the ball and provide every player an opportunity to be involved in the game. A pinnie is awarded to the player who scores and they are not allowed to score again until another player on their team scores, or the quarter ends, whichever comes first.Players who participate within the U8 program typically practice at least once a week with their team and coaching is carried out by a volunteer coach. Teams will consist of a max of 8 players.

We offer both a boys league and girls league. Games are played on Tuesdays for girls and Thursdays for boys. Game times are at 5:30pm and 6:45pm. A team uniform consisting of a jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 3 soccer ball and a water bottle. 

Age Group U10
Offered Summer (8 Weeks)

The U10 program is the next step in the developmental ladder. Players will now be exposed to a slightly larger field where they shall compete in a 7v7 format (including goalkeepers) and they play 2 equal halves of 25 minutes. Players who participate within the U10 program typically practice once a week with their team and trained by volunteer coaches. Teams will consist of 12-14 players.

We offer both a boys league and girls league. Games are played on Tuesdays for girls and Thursdays for boys. Game times are at 5:30pm and 6:45pm. A team uniform consisting of a jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 4 soccer ball and a water bottle. 

Age Group U12
Offered Summer (8 Weeks)

The U12 program is yet another step developmentally. Players will now be exposed to a larger field where they shall compete in an 8v8 format (including goalkeepers) and they play 2 equal halves of 30 minutes each. Offside rule (FIFA Law 11) is introduced and enforced. Players who participate within the U12 program typically practice once a week with their team and are trained by volunteer coaches.Teams will consist of 14-16 players.

We offer both a boys league and girls league. Games are played on Mondays for boys and Wednesday for girls at 5:30pm and 6:45pm. A team uniform consisting of a jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 4 soccer ball and a water bottle. 

Age Group U14 
Offered Summer (8 Weeks)

This is where the players now experience the thrill of playing full sided 11v11 soccer!  Players who participate within the U14 program typically practice at once a week with their team. 

Games are played on Tuesdays for girls and Thursday for boys at 5:30pm and 6:45pm (two 30 minute halves). We offer a boys league and a girls league. A team uniform consisting of a jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 5 soccer ball and a water bottle.
 
Age Group:  U15-U19 Coed (High School)
Offered:  Summer (6 Weeks)

U15-U19 Coed teams play in the recreational high school league. Teams play 11v11 and play 2 equal halves of 30 minutes each.
 
League games are played on Wednesday at 5:30pm and 6:45pm and starts after high school sports have ended.  A team uniform consisting of a t-shirt jersey will be provided.  Each player should wear their own black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks and soccer cleats.  Each player should also bring their own size 5 soccer ball and a water bottle.  
 
Note: The U15/19 League will start later than U5-14 to allow for the HS Girls to finish their season. Typically early June.